When the fire fighters arrived their ladders and hoses were too short to reach the fire sealing the victims' fate, some chose to leap the eight stories to their deaths rather than burn to death.
" I learned a new sound, a more horrible sound than description can picture. It was the thud of a speeding living body on a stone sidewalk. THUD dead! ... THUD dead!....THUD dead! "
Lesson learned right, not really. In 1991 at the Imperial Food Products chicken-processing plant in N Carolina 25 workers died in a fire unable to escape because the doors were locked in order to bar them from stealing chickens,2008 in Thailand 188 workers died in a fire at a toy factory because they were also locked in, and in 2010, 28 more workers died in a fire at a Bangladeshi plant making clothes for the Gap,again they died because they were locked in. One other sad fact is that the workers at the Gap factory were being paid less the the Triangle workers were when inflation is factored in.
Today we see many jobs being exported overseas in order to exploit workers just as the Triangle workers were, and for those few jobs that remain, we are witnessing governments repealing labour and safety regulations as well as permitting the bosses to ignore the few that still remain in place, setting the stage for many more deaths in the workplace, all with near impunity because after all efficiency demands that killing workers must be as cost effective as possible.